Jay Hayden joins McMillan's Hong Kong office

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - McMillan LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Hayden has joined the firm's Hong Kong office as Associate Counsel to support the firms expanding practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Hayden assumed his responsibilities effective September 4, 2012.

"McMillan is very fortunate to have someone of Mr. Hayden's experience join our team," said Stephen Wortley, chair of the Hong Kong office and chair of the China practice group. "McMillan is quickly establishing itself as a gateway for Chinese companies looking to access the North American markets and for Canadian companies looking to access China. Mr. Hayden adds additional strength to that already existing cross-cultural stage."

A member of the British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario Law Societies, Mr. Hayden has practised with national law firms for 25 years in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. In his most recent role, he acted as partner in charge of the Singapore office of a Canadian national law firm. In that capacity, he focused on corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, mining projects and financing transactions and renewable energy projects.

"I feel very privileged to be welcomed to the McMillan team as its expertise, presence and commitment to the Pacific Rim markets continues to grow and attract Canadian and Chinese businesses," said Mr. Hayden.

Over the past few years, McMillan has built a strong practice in Asia with the proven ability to provide comprehensive and specialized legal services in all aspects of commercial transactions involving emerging and established industries. In joining McMillan, Mr. Hayden becomes the most recent addition to its list of accomplished counsel.

About McMillan LLP

McMillan is a leading Canadian business law firm committed to client service and professional excellence for over 100 years. With recognised expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, McMillan provides definitive Canadian legal advice to businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals in Canada, the United States and internationally. McMillan has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. McMillan stands as a truly modern and ambitious law firm with enhanced scope, deeper bench strength and a broad range of expertise offering effective, innovative solutions to Canadian and international clients. For more information, please visit our website at www.mcmillan.ca.

SOURCE: McMillan LLP

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Allison Cary 
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allison.cary@mcmillan.ca

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